Profound changes to the WA Corruption and Crime Commission’s (CCC) structure should prevent a “renegade” group within the watchdog’s surveillance unit from again creating a culture of misconduct within the organisation.
That is the view of the CCC’s parliamentary inspector Michael Murray QC, who on Wednesday exposed allegations of serious and systemic misconduct by staff from the Operational Support Unit (OSU).
His report revealed a “disturbing culture of entitlement and unaccountability” in the unit, set up in 2004 to covertly provide surveillance and technical support to CCC investigators.
Mr Murray told the ABC there had been a “remarkable number of changes” to the structure of the watchdog since the problems first emerged in July 2013.
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